Depanners are ideal for gentle, inline removal of bread, rolls, bagels, croissants, pizza, and other specialty products from pans with transfer to a product conveyor. Products in pans are guided into the Depanner and are metered back to system rate by means of a metering belt integrated within the Depanner. An air jet assembly mounted in front of the vacuum chamber loosens the product from the pan prior to entering the depanner area. Pans are held down by magnets mounted within the pan conveyor as they enter the depanning area. Product is removed at the same time by vacuum cups, mounted on a vacuum belt. A large radius vacuum chamber is used for gentle depanning of the product.